very nice of you to let us in.
I am not dead!!
Neither am I in jail (they didn't catch me, yet).
I must admit that I thought of this possibility, remembering that you had written about a job somewhere south in the arab/muslim domain, and I also remembered how some (legal and illegal) things many of us quite freely do in the north could lead to very harsh punishments down there … a spliff … or perhaps amorous escapades …
Apologies for the long afk.
It’s just good to know that all is OK for you.
Ya know, one of your last texts (“no excuses”) was quite
convincing, so much that a few of us had replied saying that you should also remember to chill.
I got real busy. [..] It took a very long time and was rather stressful. :/
I just hope the pay you adequately
[..] I got my kitten (pics coming)
COOOOOOOOOL, kitten pix
[..] I spent some time sorting out my head, which was in danger of exploding.
Well, for the past 3/4 year I’ve been visiting a "shrink" every week. Else my head probably also would have exploded. Therapy is a great and intense way of personal growth, IMHO.
So I'm kind of bummed I didn't have time to make levels.
Well, Annikk, you are not obliged to anything
(except perhaps the forum admin job, but that’s none of our business).
I mean, I'm not going to lie about it... I did other stuff in my time off like recording a new song
Hey, THAT’s cool! Can we listen to it somewhere?
and playing some online games with friends,
Cool again. Hope you had lots of fun. Life’s about having fun. (OK, that needs some deeper definition of “fun”, but I won’t go into that now and here.)
but it takes a fair old bit of inclination and a reasonable mental investment to produce a level of which I can be proud. The time was just never right. I felt bad about not making anything when I had said I would, and sort of stuck my head in the sand for a bit...ostrich style.
<sigh> I can understand you so well. E.g. I can remember that I have sometimes overloaded myself with non-profit jobs and then sometimes got time/deadline problems etc., etc., and then playing ostrich was really tempting, and sometimes I gave in to this temptation.
Anyway, I'm not going to make any new concrete comittments for now. I will just say that I hope to make another level soon. :>
Although I’d always welcome a new Annikk-made level I think this is a wise
decision. And while above I wrote that life is for having fun, I certainly did not mean that life is for gaming or for putting a game on top of a priority list.
I’m just happy to learn that all is well for you, that you are not dead and that you are not rotting in a southern jail.
Best wishes, and thanks again for sharing,